Remember this little lady? We named her Kween and there were a lot of other great suggestions. We sold her two weeks ago at our county's spring sale. She was 40 days old but her birthday fell just right that she can be shown at our county fair. Another day younger and she would have missed the cutoff. Two reasons why we sold her. 1. We had two heifers calve and they both had bulls which we do not raise. 2. We did not have the money to buy her a buddy since we do not like to raise them without atleast one buddy. They seem to grow better if they have a friend. So obviously we needed the money could be reason three but who doesn't need the money right now?
There were a few other calves her age that were selling as well. Two that sold before her brought 850-900 dollars. Which is not bad considering these calves are just over a month old, but we were hoping for atleast 1500 based on the pedigree and the fact that she is red helps. Holy cow, when the dust settled a guy from our county took her home for 2100. I was shocked! Just think what she would have brought if the milk price wasn't so crappy. Thanks to Kween we cash flowed the month of April. We found out later, the guy Kurt works for bid her up and was going to try and buy her. Kurt's cousin was also going to bid on her but he I don't think he had a chance.
I am trying to come up with a recipe for tomorrow's recipe swap but I'm drawing a blank. I promise I will try and blog more. My camera needs a new battery and I blame it on that and being lazy and tired.